Stranger

Stranger Xenos (Greek: ξένος) “stranger;” or “guest friend.” Will you permit me (as a proud 1/2 Greek) the stereotypical Greek-splaining of the meaning of a word with Greek roots? (As in, “Psychology — that’s a Greek word! Psy-cho-logia, get it? Weren’t the Greeks great?”) The word “xenos” translated as “stranger” in Greek embodies a range of meanings from possible enemy to a most welcoming “guest friend” and “one entitled to hospitality” supported by the well-known Greek hospitality. I’m not saying that Greeks aren’t capable of xenophobia, but they fear a good God or two; at least that is the tale … Keep goin’

#Comments: MayoGate now streaming!

Back in 2016 we released and toured with our first #Comments: MayoGate. This sketch commenty is the first in our #Comments series, where online comments are acted out verbatim as characters — here, acted comments are from three articles about vegan mayo. Act I expresses a range of emotion about Veganaise. Acts II and III closely follow a lawsuit against Just Mayo by Hellman’s. Actors: Rob Beloved and Eleni Binge A new commenty (#Comments: Fake Control — exploring our dialogue on what’s real and what’s fake — and how we control our diets and guns) is forthcoming. We’re happy to … Keep goin’

Eight collections of NYC

About eight years ago, according to a good friend, Rob and I started talking about moving to NYC. Just for a year, to try it out. But as I told friends before moving, I could picture myself with my grocery-cart walker strolling around town as a well-advanced Senior citizen, so we were thinking long term.  I loved the idea of anonymity but also adventure — a city that never slept, just like me! Well, I sleep, but not great. I imagined that we could become better activists and artists in a city full of events, people, and culture. Sort of … Keep goin’

My go-to vegan holiday menu

Every year I spend a lot of time re-looking up all the holiday favorites when the temperatures dip to scarf level. And so, here, a roundup of holiday besties — heck, any time of year — presented to you. These are some of my faves. Keep these guys close, like thermal undies. The classic: Jack Daniels Roast Since this year’s Thanksgiving in NYC only required cooking for Rob and I, there was no need to create something the size of the traditional beast for the holiday. Not wanting to miss out, I made a mini-me (1/5 the size) from the … Keep goin’